Sitting at a computer for at least 8 hours a day REALLY takes a toll on my shoulder, back, and neck. I’ve been going to massage therapy and doing more stretches, but nothing is more relaxing than a chilling in a bath tub with aromatic scents. Thanks to Weleda’s Arnica Body Care Collection, I’ve been able to re-energize with their Muscle Soak and Shower Gel!
This is actually the first time for me trying Weleda, and they’ve been around since 1921. Crazy! I don’t think my grandma is even that old! Weleda ensure their ingredients are certified natural, organic, as well as non-GMO, cruelty free, paraben free, SLS free, phthalate free, and no synthetic fragrances. The neatest part is that they have 50 acres of Biodynamic gardens in Germany which grows over 300 plants and flowers. Biodynamic farming is also new to me and it’s organic farming; there’s a whole wiki page about it describing the methods. Learning lots just by investigating Weleda!
The Arnica Muscle Soak ($24 USD) is a bath milk that contains organic arnica, birch extracts, lavender, and rosemary. This has been my to-go bath product after my fitness classes or just feeling super tired at work. Baths in general makes me feel relaxed already, but the scent of this one makes me feel extra relaxed with the lavender scent; kind of reminds me of the oils they use in massage therapy! The instructions were to pour 2-3 capfuls into running water- I poured around 4-5 one time to get more concentration and some of it ended up being curdled in the hot water. Oops! I also admire the glass bottle the bath milk comes in, reminds me of what you would find in an apothecary! Sadly…I’m almost done finishing this!
Another product from the Arnica line is the Arnica Sports Shower Gel ($10 USD) and it contains arnica extract, lavender, and rosemary. It makes a nice rich lather and my skin felt smooth in the shower after washing off. The scent is very herbal; the blend of lavender and rosemary is quite evident. As I love all aromatherapeutic scents, I enjoyed dousing myself in it but if you have a more sensitive nose, I recommend the Men Active Shower Gel ($10 USD) instead! Yes! I am recommending a men’s product because it smells SO good. I guess I wouldn’t mind a man smelling like this, but I want to smell like that too! The Men Active Shower Gel smells a bit sweeter (guess they gotta attract people!) since the surfactants (or the emulsifiers) are derived from sugar and coconut. I think I’m going to trick my brother to use the orange one while I keep the men’s product all to my self? 🙂
Overall, if you love using aromatherapy to soothe muscles and pains, Weleda products are impressive and just makes you feel good after that tired day you had. I highly recommend starting with the muscle soak, it’s like a spa in a bottle except hella LOT less expensive. The only problem now is…I’m not sure where to find them in stores here in Canada, but they are available online or on well.ca!
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